Alachua County, Florida Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Alachua County, Florida Electricity Overview

With 6.34% of Alachua County's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the county ranks 6th out of 67 counties in Florida in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Alachua County is the 252nd largest county in the nation.

Alachua County is the 241st largest producing county in the US out of 3221 counties when it comes to megawatt hours produced from sustainable fuel types.

As the 14th highest generator of solar energy in Florida out of 67, Alachua County produces 309,842 megawatt hours from solar.

Alachua County is the 970th largest producer of megawatt hours per capita out of 3221 counties in the US, with a population of 278,468 and recent annual megawatt hour production of 2,011,822.

In the previous 12 months, Alachua County saw a 3.82% decline in CO2 emissions per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    3,265,668 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    11.73 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    2,011,822 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    877,773 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,134,049 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    7.22 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    1,936,513,249 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    6,954.17 kg

Gainesville, FL Electricity Overview

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Gainesville's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.91 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 1.50% lower than Florida's average rate of 13.10 cents, ranking the city at 487th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. The city ranks 3rd in the state out of 960 cities for electricity produced per resident from the use of natural gas. Their electricity production facilities generated 202,819.69 less megawatt hours from coal during the past 12 months compared to the previous year. This results in a drop of 330,375.2 megawatt hours down to 127,555.52 megawatt hours generated from coal.

Roughly 1,402,867,631.03 kilograms of CO2 emissions are released in Gainesville from electricity use each year. Additionally, the city ranks 6th highest in the state for emissions per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. Natural Gas makes up 58.79% of the fuel types used for electricity production in Gainesville. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Wood/Wood Waste Solids at 33.35% and Coal at 7.49% of production. Gainesville has the 2nd most electricity generation plants of any city in Florida, with 5 total plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Gainesville

Gainesville residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.135/kWh$0.127/kWh$108.41/mo.$105.58/mo.
487th12.91¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Gainesville
5th$107.05Average residential monthly electricity bill for Gainesville Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Gainesville, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.362,167,014850,316110,697,000

Zips with electric coverage in Gainesville, Florida include: 32608, 32607, 32605, 32606, 32601, 32609, 32641, 32653, 32603, 32612

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Alachua, FL Electricity Overview

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Alachua's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 11.68 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 10.87% lower than Florida's average rate of 13.10 cents, ranking the city at 60th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. Alachua Electric sells an estimated 123,714.87 megawatt hours in the city per year, which is more than any other provider. The average residential electric bill for a resident in the city is $122.11 per month, while the Florida average is $146.04.

Alachua emits 4,607.92 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 53rd highest polluting city out of 960 cities in Florida based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 48,724,121.01 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 328th highest for total pollution in Florida. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Alachua

Alachua residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.158/kWh$0.111/kWh$207.47/mo.$95.09/mo.
60th11.68¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Alachua
17th$122.11Average residential monthly electricity bill for Alachua Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Alachua, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Alachua ElectricBUNDLED11.4110744,032.25,025,634.1
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Duke Energy FloridaBUNDLED14.80157.1921,619,2063,200,446,737
Gainesville Regional UtilitiesBUNDLED13.02104.36850,316110,697,000

Zips with electric coverage in Alachua, Florida include: 32653, 32615, 32643, 32616

Newberry, FL Electricity Overview

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Newberry's residents pay an average residential electricity rate of 12.00 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 8.39% lower than Florida's average rate of 13.10 cents, ranking the city at 68th best for average electricity rate out of 960 cities in the state. With an estimated 2,183 residential customers, Clay Electric Cooperative is the largest electricity supplier in the city.

Newberry emits 4,607.92 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita from electricity use, which makes it the 18th highest polluting city out of 960 cities in Florida based on emissions per capita. This adds up to total emissions of 33,831,331.23 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, ranking the city 383rd highest for total pollution in Florida. The city is home to zero power plants.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Newberry

Newberry residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in May.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.126/kWh$0.120/kWh$137.14/mo.$129.92/mo.
68th12.00¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Newberry
56th$133.38Average residential monthly electricity bill for Newberry Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Newberry, Florida

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Central Florida Electric CooperativeBUNDLED12.46129.64382,84547,703,500
Clay Electric CooperativeBUNDLED11.48141.652,367,495271,725,200
Newberry UtilitiesBUNDLED11.28117.321,946.692,475,939.23

Zips with electric coverage in Newberry, Florida include: 32605, 32669, 32643, 32618

Electricity Production in Alachua County, Florida

Power Plants in Alachua County, Florida

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Deerhaven Generating StationGainesville Regional Utilities (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 738,174584,455,334.32791.76
Gainesville FL Wood/Wood Waste Solids 569,260696,686,992.821,223.85
University of FloridaDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 350,961152,616,053.52434.85
Santa Fe Solar Power PlantDuke Energy Florida (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 160,816
Horizon Solar Energy CenterFlorida Power & Light (100.00%)
Alachua County FL Solar 148,133
Gainesville FL Natural Gas 43,58510,089,412.06231.49
Gainesville FL Solar 893

Alachua County, Florida Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 1,936,513,248.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year, Alachua County ranks 15th highest out of 67 counties in Florida for total emissions from electricity consumption. Additionally, the county ranks 750th highest in the country for pollution per capita, which could be argued to be the more important statistic. They average 6,954.17 kilograms of emissions per capita. Power generating plants in the county most often use Natural Gas, which makes up 49.76% (or 1,001,048.22 megawatt hours) of the fuel types used for electricity production in the county. Wood/Wood Waste Solids (28.23%) is also used in the generation of electricity, as well as Solar (15.40%). Alachua County has 7 electricity plants, which is 7th most in the state.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
49.76%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
28.23%
SOLAR
Solar
Solar
15.40%
COAL
Coal
6.34%
RESIDUAL FUEL OIL
Residual Fuel Oil
0.25%
OTHER
Other
0.02%

Alachua County, Florida Net Metering

Alachua County has 6 out of 6 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. Consumers in Florida have above average net metering regulations that encourage the installation of solar.

Energy Loss

The county has 4 companies who are reporting energy loss. The average energy loss for these companies is 4.65%. With a state average energy loss of 4.91%, Alachua County is the 12th best county in Florida for energy loss efficiency.

Providers In Each City in Alachua County:

  • Alachua, Florida:
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 4.67%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 36.81%
    • Alachua Electric: 53.57%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 4.94%
  • Archer, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 20.01%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 55.88%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 24.11%
  • Gainesville, Florida:
    • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 92.79%
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 7.21%
  • High Springs, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 58.94%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 2.02%
    • Duke Energy Florida: 39.04%
  • La Crosse, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 100.00%
  • Micanopy, Florida:
    • Duke Energy Florida: 100.00%
  • Newberry, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 38.18%
    • Newberry Utilities: 6.87%
    • Central Florida Electric Cooperative: 54.95%
  • Waldo, Florida:
    • Clay Electric Cooperative: 18.94%
    • Florida Power & Light: 81.06%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

What electricity companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

How many power plants are located within Alachua County, Florida?

There are 7 power plants located in Alachua County, Florida

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Alachua County, Florida?

By total megawatt hours sold, Gainesville Regional Utilities is the largest electricity supplier in Alachua County, Florida.

How many electric companies offer service in Alachua County, Florida?

There are 6 electricity providers operating in Alachua County, Florida.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-09-24